Barge Size - for summer cruising only

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Barge Size - for summer cruising only

If you plan to be on the canals only during the cruising season (April to October) buying a barge less than 20 meters long would be best. The smaller the boat the more freedom you will have. Small boats can travel everywhere easily. Moorings are less expensive and easier to find. But, the biggest factor is the maintenance of the boat. The bigger the barge and the more complicated the systems, the more time and money you will spend on maintenance and repairs.